Date of Award

January 2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Kaushik Roy

Committee Member 1

Anand Raghunathan

Committee Member 2

Vijay Raghunathan


Approximate Computing has emerged as a new low-power design approach for application domains characterized by intrinsic error resilience. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is one such domain where outputs of acceptable quality can be produced even though the internal computations are carried out in an approximate manner. With the ever increasing need for data rates at lower power usage; the need for improved complexity reduction schemes for DSP systems continues. One of the most widely performed steps in DSP is FIR filtering. FIR filters are preferred due to their linear